1000!

1000!
This is officially my 1000th image on this photoblog (ignore the URL – it lies). Thanks to all that have stopped by for a visit. Here’s to the next 1000!

RUDBECKIA fulgida ‘Goldsturm’

RUDBECKIA fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Rudbeckia fulgida, commonly known as Black-eyed Susan, Brilliant Coneflower, Eastern Coneflower, or Orange Coneflower, is a perennial plant native to eastern North America. Actually, this one was in Kent, UK.

Gobbler

Gobbler
A Turkey, in Rotorua. Shot my the Missus. She likes Turkeys… roasted.

Happy Star Wars Day!

Happy Star Wars Day!
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th Be With You :-)

Bluebells

Bluebells
Bluebells at Hole Park, Rolvenden, Kent. Pretty.

Scary Chicks

Scary Chicks
Chicks are cool. Not sure what these are used for but found them whilst visiting Ma and Pa.

Red

Red
Found this little fella in the bathroom. He was happy to pose on the red brush. I like a bit of red.

Folkestone’s West End

Folkestone's West End
Folkestone does have some nice architecture. It also has Tontine Street, and that isn’t so nice. Hipstamatic IR goodness.

Lower Leas Coastal Park

Lower Leas Coastal Park
The Coastal Park was created in 1784 when a huge landslip produced a new strip of land between the beach and the new cliff line. The land was farmed and cows were led down the cliff face to graze on pastures.
The land was owned by Lord Radnor and during the 1870′s new paths were constructed leading from The Leas into the Park. Other recreational features were added including the Victoria Pier, Switchback rollercoaster style ride, The Leas Shelter and the Leas Bandstand. The Switchback ride was severely damaged by a storm in 1909 and was dismantled. The Leas Shelter became the present day Leas Cliff Hall following extensive refurbishment and The Leas Bandstand has recently been completely refurbished.

The Park deteriorated over the years but in 1999, following successful funding applications Shepway District Council embarked on an extensive 3 phase regeneration scheme.
As seen from the Leas Cliff Hall.

Wasp. Dead.

Wasp. Dead.
This Wasp had plenty of time, and help, to escape the living room. It chose to remain and die. However, it now has the required fifteen minutes of fame.